of russia's foreign trade is with europe. it depends on energy sales to europe for a large percentage of its state budget. it really depends on the the eu and u.s. are acting together here or if the u.s. is acting alone. >> thank you very much indeed, reporting also that as far as europe is concerned, russia supplies a quarter of all its energy needs, the oil and gas supplies, a lot of it through ukrainian pipelines as well. we will be covering all the developments here of course in this huge country of ukraine, all around ukraine. also those meetings in paris and those nato meetings with russian members as well in brussels a little later on today as well. all those developments, you can follow them on the bbc website, bbc.com/news, also twitter @bbctimwillcoxs. >>> pope francis has strongly defended the record of the catholic church. in a rare interview with an italian newspaper, the pope said no one had done more to root out pedophil pedophilia. last month it was claimed that they allowed systematic coverups. the bbc's alan johnston is in rome and joins us now. particularly given the u.n.'